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Allen set winning pace for Armwood boys

Published Oct. 18, 2005

The Jefferson Invitational boys cross-country meet last Tuesday belonged to Armwood, and the Performance of the Week belonged to Hawks senior runner Daryl Allen. Allen's individual victory helped Armwood to the team title in the race, traditionally known as the Pumpkin Run.

"Daryl finished with a time of 17:00 on a course that was about 500 yards over the normal three miles," Hawks cross-country coach George Fekete said. "His average cross-country time on the regular course this year is around 15:25."

Armwood scored 46 points for first place. Plant was second with 59. Jefferson, East Bay, Hillsborough, King and Chamberlain also competed.

Allen placed 10th in Class 4A, Region III last year and has one of the region's top four times this year.

"Daryl is one of the hardest workers I have ever coached," Fekete said. "He is just 100 percent all out in everything he does, whether athletics or studies. His grade-point average is over 4.0 this year, even with honor classes."

Honorable mention

Michael Jordan, Gaither football: Gaither's senior quarterback Jordan led a blistering air attack in the Cowboys' 36-14 win over Jefferson. He connected on nine of 17 passes for 201 yards and four touchdowns.

Senior wide receiver Mike Trigg was on the receiving end of 5- and 72-yard touchdowns. Senior tight end Tom Younger caught one in the end zone from 3 yards out, and junior Bobby McQuay scored on a 21-yarder.

Bloomingdale sophomore cross-country team: Bloomingdale's 10th-grade cross-country team won the Western Conference sophomore meet for the first time in the Bulls' four-year history.

Rob Whitener, John Little, Matt Doyle, Mark Butler, David Watkins and Chris Chiacchini were on the winning team. Whitener placed second individually with a time of 16 minutes, 47 seconds.

"I can't remember the last time anyone other than Leto won this meet," Bloomingdale cross-country coach Bill Frank said. "The kids all did a great job."

Derek Scott, Robinson football: Scott, Robinson's senior placekicker, kicked four extra points and two field goals for a total of 10 points in the Knights' 46-24 victory over Hudson last week.

His field goals were from 36 and 44 yards out.

Charles Davis, Tampa Bay Vo-Tech football: The junior quarterback rushed for one touchdown and passed for three in the Titans' 44-13 victory over Seminole Osceola.

Senior wide receiver Ben Washington caught scoring passes of 44 and 62 yards. Senior running back Carl Fitts was on the receiving end for the third, covering 27 yards.

Davis ran in from the Osceola 44.